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Improving economy shares blame for worst US traffic ever

Posted 8/26/2015 in National

More jobs and cheaper gasoline come with a big, honking downside: U.S. roads are more clogged than ever now that the recession is in the rearview mirror.

 

 

Ashley Madison users in US sue cheating website over breach

Posted 8/26/2015 in National

Eight people across the U.S. who registered to use Ashley Madison are suing the website for cheaters after hackers released personal and detailed information of millions of users, including financial data and sexual proclivities.

 

US student who helped stop France terror attack arrives home

Posted 8/26/2015 in National

An American college student who along with two friends helped stop a terror attack on a high-speed train traveling from Amsterdam to Paris returned home to California.

 

What's behind the 'anchor babies' buzz phrase?

Posted 8/26/2015 in National

Donald Trump took heat when he spoke about "anchor babies" and seemed to relish the fallout from his latest provocation in the race for the GOP presidential nomination.

 

 

Trump has Univision anchor removed from news conference

Posted 8/26/2015 in National

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump engaged in a prolonged confrontation with the anchor of the nation's leading Spanish-language network during a news conference Tuesday, first having the well-known news personality removed before allowing him back in.

 

 

Obama feeling 'feisty,' ready to take on the 'crazies'

Posted 8/25/2015 in National

President Barack Obama is putting people on notice: He's back from vacation feeling "refreshed, renewed, recharged" -- and "a little feisty."

 

 

AP Exclusive: Man who tackled shooting suspect: I'm no hero

Posted 8/25/2015 in National

It was a frightening and dangerous scene: A Louisiana state trooper lay bleeding on the ground as a man rifled through his pockets and tried to take the immobile officer's handgun from his holster.

 

Less-lethal weapons get new interest amid police shootings

Posted 8/25/2015 in National

Police in more than 20 North American cities are testing the latest in less-lethal alternatives to bullets -- "blunt impact projectiles" that cause suspects excruciating pain but stop short of killing them. Or at least that's the goal.

Paul talks 2016 challenges between surgeries in Haiti

Posted 8/25/2015 in National

Mathieux Saint Fleur has been virtually blind for two decades. In less than 24 hours, he will see again.

Dominating television, Donald Trump a ratings draw

Posted 8/25/2015 in National

Opinion polls are one thing, but Nielsen numbers speak more loudly to television executives: Republican presidential frontrunner Donald Trump's ability to pull in viewers makes him catnip for news programs and wins a level of coverage that feeds on itself.

 

Police: Ashley Madison hack might have led to suicides

Posted 8/25/2015 in National

The hacking of the cheating website Ashley Madison has triggered extortion crimes and led to two unconfirmed reports of suicides, Canadian police said Monday.

 

 

Theater victim's granddad questions motive of holdout juror

Posted 8/25/2015 in National

The grandfather of the youngest victim in the Colorado theater shootings suggested Monday that one juror might have improperly blocked the death penalty for James Holmes by being untruthful about her beliefs, drawing a forceful rebuke from the judge.

 

 

Iran nuclear deal picks up support following Reid's endorsement

Posted 8/25/2015 in National

With Senate Democratic leader Harry Reid on board, the nuclear agreement between Iran and six world powers is picking up momentum to survive fierce opposition from Republican and Israeli opponents.

 

Police: Man who shot trooper told him he would 'die soon'

Posted 8/24/2015 in National

A man accused of shooting a state trooper with a sawed-off shotgun told him afterward, "You're lucky -- you're going to die soon," according to the head of Louisiana State Police.

 

Opponent seeks to block Miss. Power rate increase

Posted 8/24/2015 in National

The state Supreme Court has been asked to halt an emergency rate increase that regulators granted to Mississippi Power Co.

 

 

Top candidates struggle with distractions from the past

Posted 8/24/2015 in National

It wasn't supposed to be this way. Nearly six months out from the first votes of a presidential campaign, candidates should be fleshing out who they are and what they stand for.

 

Racial identity of activist questioned but does it matter?

Posted 8/24/2015 in National

Questions about the racial identity of a well-known activist in the "Black Lives Matter" movement have stirred controversy and drawn a blistering response. But the central question remains: Does his race matter?

US airman says train attacker 'ready to fight to the end'

Posted 8/24/2015 in National

Three American travelers say they relied on gut instinct and a close bond forged over years of friendship as they took down a heavily armed man on a passenger train speeding through Belgium.

 

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